Author Archives: Richard McAvoy

About Richard McAvoy

Richard McAvoy is a professor of horticulture at the University of Connecticut. You can e-mail him at

Using Pond-Wetland Systems To Treat Greenhouse Runoff

Regulations governing agricultural runoff have become more stringent in recent years. Greenhouse agriculture is not exempt. Greenhouse growers often employ sophisticated fertilizer and irrigation systems that can greatly limit discharge, but high production rates and year-round production capabilities increase the need to properly manage runoff. Drainage from greenhouse irrigation and overflow from ebb and flow